Many Americans are concerned about major cities defunding their police departments, and one police group is taking bold, public action to put a stop to it.
To the shock of many, the City of Austin, Texas, voted to slash millions from their own police budget. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed. A major police union is fighting back by putting up billboards. What’s on them?
They are warning Texans to think twice before entering the city. Watch out, folks!
The Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) has put up two billboards along Interstate 35 entering Austin after the city council voted last month to cut the Austin police budget. One of them reads: “Warning! Austin defunded police. Enter at your own risk!”
The second says, “Limited support next 20 miles,” according to the association.
The Texas Municipal Police Association is not putting up with these dangerous and unpopular policies. So far, they put up two billboards, letting people know that—thanks to liberals on the city council—Austin police have fewer resources to keep them safe.
Blue states may be used to these sorts of activities to weaken the police, but red states like Texas are fighting back. Texas Gov. Abbott himself criticized the move by the Austin city council, showing his support for Texas law enforcement. He is even threatening cutting state funding to any city that defunds police. This goes along with measures the president himself has discussed to hold accountable cities that defund their police.
Recently, the president has considered cutting federal funds from major, left-wing cities that have defunded police and let offenders run loose. Police officers have been largely ignored by the MSM, as radical activists protest and slander them. But in recent months, police unions have become more and more vocal, defending their members—who put their lives on the line every day.
Don’t be surprised if more billboards pop up around Austin. Or in other parts of the country.
Do you support defunding the police – or do you back our men and women in blue?
- The City of Austin slashed millions from the police budget.
- The TMPA posted billboards, warning people traveling into the city.
- The governor personally criticized cities that seek to defund police.
Source: CBS News